There’s no question that the Brits are way ahead of us when it comes to embracing sustainable clothing. They’re more responsible, less wasteful and more likely to wear vintage, even for important events. Vintage was all over the red carpet at the Baftas last night…but not at all visible at the Grammys, where Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry and others indulged in vintage “looks” but didn’t go as far as actually wearing authentic vintage clothing.
Taylor Swift did choose to dress herself (and her band) in vintage while performing the retro, bluegrass-influenced, “Mean.” And I did have a request from Band Perry’s stylist to outfit the band in vintage items from Chelsea Girl (they ended up not wearing vintage.)
Although I’m disappointed in the Grammy red-carpet choices (a somewhat “edgy” awards show should have a few people experimenting with vintage), I’m thrilled that the Brits are not only embracing vintage clothing, but consciously promoting sustainability and our responsibility to do what’s best for this planet. See Bafta vintage red carpet highlights below: